Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

At just 0.59 inches thick and weighing 2.9 pounds, the Lenovo U300s from Lenovo is an ultrabook encased within an aluminum frame and featuring 2nd generation Intel Core (aka Sandy Bridge) processors. When it comes to battery life, Lenovo promises up to 8 hours of active usage or 30 days when the laptop is in standby mode.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,199.99

What You Need To Know

  • A laptop that fits within Intel's guidelines for an ultrabook
  • Offers up to a Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor

Verge Review

Months before Intel decided to jump-start its new ultrabook category, Lenovo made an extremely thin laptop which essentially fit 95 percent of Intel’s vision: the IdeaPad U260. The aluminum-wrapped laptop, which came out last December, was just 0.7 inches thick and was one of the best Windows ultraportables ever created in terms of performance and overall build. However, it couldn’t take on its closest competitor — the MacBook Air — for one major reason: battery life. An incredibly thin...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.59 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Optical drive type External
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours and 33 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.7 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Thickness 0.59 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds
Color Orange / Black, Silver
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i5-2457M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.6 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.1 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2677M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.8 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.9 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Memory
Max. config RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Optical Drive
Optical drive type External
Compatible media DVD Super Multi
Audio
Speakers 2
Audio brand SRS Premium Surround Sound
Webcam
Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
HDMI 1
3.5mm headphone 1
3.5mm line-in / microphone 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Wireless video WiDi
Battery
Size 4 cell
Quoted time 8 hr
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 8815
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 1413
3DMark06 (IGP) 3357
Just Cause 2 8.93
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours and 33 minutes
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